Yara Balba Art Studio


Book into Art Classes

Come and learn the power of strong, basic colour and design, then try your hand at any of the following: drawing- still life, landscape, figurative, experimental; painting using acrylics and oils -in the studio and plein air across the property; print-making – lino cuts, screen printing; simple relief carving and plaster work; working with clay; making mosaics; creating unique garden sculptures and other creative initiatives!

Specialist visiting artist weekend workshops -learn from the Masters themselves, including Sculptors, Ceramic artists, Aboriginal artists, Metal workers, Wood carvers and more!

Art Class Term Dates

Art Classes run every Thursday from 12 midday til 3pm during the school terms in Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring.

GROUPS: Morning classes for specialist groups are available between 9am – 12pm. Specialist group discounts are available. Contact us for more details.

ADULTS: Open Adults class runs from 12.00pm – 3.00pm. 3 hour workshops for individuals cost $30. Can pay by direct deposit or by cash.

YOUNG PEOPLE: After school art group for young people runs from 4.30 – 6pm and includes afternoon tea and most materials. After school art class costs $30. Contact us for more details- minimum numbers required to run.

Each week we will offer with something different, with participants working through either a set program learning foundation drawing skills, basic colour theory, painting with acrylics, oils, screen printing, mosaics, block printing, ceramics, working with ink and other materials/ or on self directed projects and activities. Students often produce numerous drawings and finished works over one session. Our several horses, dogs and cats often model for us, even the old red tractor features occasionally. The property’s pretty rural outlook is the perfect site for outdoor creative workshops. Most basic art materials are supplied.


Yara Balba Stables is also available to utilise for any special function, event, seminar or workshop you can dream up. The studio, with great off street parking, 56 acres of pretty paddocks, dams and bushland can cater for rural weddings, company training days, AGMs, launches, community projects and more. We have hosted weddings, specialist workshops for Hunter – Central River Catchment Management Authority in ‘Dung Beetles’, Hunter Region Landcare’s ‘Sustainable Management of Small Horse Properties’, and ‘Sustainable House Day’ in 2011- attracting close to 100 people to explore the sustainable property.  Contact us to discuss your special idea. We love creating exciting events and can bring flair and pizazz to anything you propose. Arrange a visit to our property to see what you can think up and create as your own possibility!

community art projects